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Hotel Mumbai (2018)

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The true story of the Taj Hotel terrorist attack in Mumbai. Hotel staff risk their lives to keep everyone safe as people make unthinkable sacrifices to protect themselves and their families.

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Amandeep Singh ... Imran
Suhail Nayyar ... Abdullah
Manoj Mehra Manoj Mehra ... Houssam
Dinesh Kumar Dinesh Kumar ... Rashid
Amriptal Singh Amriptal Singh ... Ismail
Kapil Kumar Netra ... Ajmal
Dev Patel ... Arjun
Adithi Kalkunte Adithi Kalkunte ... Dimple
Alex Pinder ... Butler Jamon
Vipin Sharma ... Dilip
Nazanin Boniadi ... Zahra
Armie Hammer ... David
Tilda Cobham-Hervey ... Sally
Anupam Kher ... Oberoi
Jason Isaacs ... Vasili
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A gripping true story of humanity and heroism, HOTEL MUMBAI vividly recounts the 2008 siege of the famed Taj Hotel by a group of terrorists in Mumbai, India. Among the dedicated hotel staff is the renowned chef Hemant Oberoi (Anupam Kher) and a waiter (Academy Award-Nominee Dev Patel, Slumdog Millionaire) who choose to risk their lives to protect their guests. As the world watches on, a desperate couple (Armie Hammer, Call Me By Your Name and Nazanin Boniadi, "Homeland") is forced to make unthinkable sacrifices to protect their newborn child. Written by Bleecker Street

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November 26, 2008...Terror struck the heart of India. See more »


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Rated R for disturbing violence throughout, bloody images, and language | See all certifications »

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22 March 2019 (USA) See more »

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According to show-business trade paper 'Variety', "for many of the cast and crew, the Toronto [International Film Festival world premiere] screening was the first time they had seen the completed movie". See more »

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An intense, unrelenting look at this cowardly act of pure evil and the selfless heroism of those who tried to help
14 March 2019 | by MrDHWongSee all my reviews

Hotel Mumbai is a crime thriller film based on the Mumbai terrorist attacks of 2008. Starring Dev Patel, Armie Hammer, and Jason Isaacs, it is an intense, unrelenting look at this cowardly act of pure evil and the selfless heroism of those who tried to help.

In late November 2008, a group of ten terrorists arrive in Mumbai, India by a small boat. Upon splitting up, the terrorists travel to various locations around the populated city to massacre as many innocent people as they can. After taking out several civilians in smaller locations, the surviving members of the group meet up at the luxurious Taj Mahal Palace Hotel to finish their act of terror. While they shoot their way through the hallways, the hotel's staff put their lives in the line of fire in an attempt to save as many guests as possible.

As unflinching as it is jarring, Hotel Mumbai is an edge-of-your-seat thriller that successfully showcases the heroism of the titular hotel's brave staff members in an earnest, collected manner. Despite the film's two hour runtime, not once is it ever boring thanks to the creative direction of Anthony Maras, who puts his audience right at the forefront of the conflict. The film's violence, while not too graphic, is extremely intense as no one is spared from the terrorist's gunfire, not even small children or the elderly. If one can stomach enough of the bloodshed to appreciate this otherwise well-made movie, then it is certainly worth at least one viewing. However, being that this is not for the faint of heart, viewer discretion is strongly advised

I rate it 8.5/10


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